Monday, August 26, 2013

Finding Area of Triangle on a Coordinate Plane

Featured Video of the Day

Finding the area of a Triangle on a coordinate plane.

Imagine you have to drive to watch your favorite sports team play. Based on many factors like traffic, time, or road conditions, there are many different paths you could follow to arrive at your destination. In the same fashion, there are several paths one can take to calculate the area of a triangle based on the information given. The video of the day describes one method.

In this video you will learn.......

A method that can be used to find the area of a triangle when altitude is not given.

A method to find the area of a triangle without a right angle.

How to use the three vertices to find the area of a triangle.

The formula for finding the area using the coordinate plane method.

Watch an example problem using the coordinate plane method.

 

For more information please see Area of a triangle